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Cameron On Trial For Burning Neighbor's House
Grand Jury Indicts
Policemen For
Assault On Prisoner
The Harnett County Grand Jury has returned true
bills of indictment against two members of the Dunn
police force, Corporal Francis Hall and Garland L. Stone
fcr assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
a prisoner they were arresting.
A District Solicitor Jack Hooks lias
’ ordered triel of the case to begin
Thursday morning. It was not
known today whether or not an
attempt will be made to have the
trial postponed. Witnesses must, ap
pear tomorrow morning.
It took the grand jury only a
short while to determine that evi
dence against the two officers was
sufficient for them to be placed
on trial.
They allegedly admin'tter-d a
v / brutal beating to W. R. (Turk)
Lewis, Dunn war veteran, on Aug
ust 17th while arresting him for
being drunk and disorderly.
The bill of indictment charges
them with assault with a deadly
weapon, to wit a black -jack and pis
tol. with intent to kill, inflicting
serious bodily injuries not result-
Hall Is Given
* 10 To 15 Years
Charlie Hall, 30-year-old Harnett
man, w'as given 10 to 15 years in
prison today in Harnett Superior
Court by Judge Henry L. Stevens
for conviction of a crime against
nature. t
A jury convicted Hall of a criirte
against natura. involving a dog. 1
It took the jury only a short time
9 to convict him and Judge Stevens
passed sentence Immediately.
The jurist also handed out an
other prison sentence today.
Ira Von Cannon, charged with
assault with a deadly weapon in
stabbing another man, was given
18 months on the roads.
Lindberg Ryals pleaded guilty to
violating the prohibition laws and
was given six months on the roads,
suspended for three years on pay
ment of SIOO fine and costs.
Service Station
Operators Meet
The purposes and aims of the North Carolina Ser
vice Station Association were outlined to an interested
* group from Dunn, Erwin, Coats and Lillington by W. E.
Norris, Field Representative of the Association, at the se
cond meeting of the Harnett County Chapter at Johnson’s
Restaurant last night.
Some of the local, state and na
tional problems of service station
operators were discussed, along
with progress being made by the
NCSSA throughout the state.
A great deal of interest in the
association was shown by all those
present and all operators of ser
vice stations in Harnett County
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OPERATORS HOLD SESSION Pictured here la a group of Harnett County service station op
erators who mot hero last night at Johnaoa's Restaurant Uni heard an address by W. E. Norris of
Durham, field representative of the State AmoetoUOO: Left to right are,- seated, D. W. (Shorty) Baas
of Dnnn; Mr. Norris, the speaker; Oscar Strickland, et Dunn and A. B. Sherman of Lillington; stand
ing, J. L. Hamilton and Meredith Senior, both of Llßngton; Joe Wilkins of Dunn; Ted Malone of
Coots; Chubby Strickland of Don* and Faison Lee M Dunn. Ah active organisation is planned in
Harnett. (Dally Record Photo by Ed Welborn).
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I ing in death." If convicted they
could be given as much as 10 years.
Lewis allegedly received serious
and permanent injuries at the hands
| of the two officers.
Assisting Solicitor Jack Hooks in
the prosecution will be State Sen
| ator J. R. Young and Archie Tay
| lor.
Defending the policemen will be
a high-priced battery of talent in
cluding Chief Counsel Everette Dof
fermyre, Neill McK. Salmon. I. R.
Williams and Glenn L. Hooper. Jr.
j The grand jury also returned a
true bill of burglary in the first
degree against Earl McLean. Dunn
j Negro who allegedly on the night
i of September 1 entered the sleep-
I ing quarters of Mr. and Mrs. George
I La Fontaine in Dunn,
j Burglary in the first degree is
punishable by death in the gas
1 chamber.
Other true bills were returned
Freddie Baker, for forgery; Clif
ford Williams for forgery, Jim
McCray for assault with a deadly
weapon and Charles Ferguson for
j the murder of Norman Gainey.
I Four men were indicted;'by the
' grand jyiry for conspiring, ahd burn
ing, a Oar owned bv Jack Bryant.
They- are; Elmer Bryant. H.
I Johnson, Jr., Alvin Lee Brown and
| Billv. Walker.
1 Nick Joseph of Dunn Is fore
man of the grand Jury.
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The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsor
ing a Benefit Sing which will be
held at the Free Will Or
phanage Sunday. Ifovkmber 16th
at 1:30 p. m. All groups, singers
and classes are invited to be pre
are urged to attend these' iheet
i ings and participate in the pro
: gram carried out by the as
: sociation.
The next meeting of the Har
; nett County Chapter will be held
■ i on Monday, December 8, at John
- 1 son’s Restaurant at 7:00 p. m. with
r a Dutch supper being served.
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Hoover shown above is willing
to remain as director of the Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation un
der the Incoming Republican ad
ministration, it was learned to
day. The 57-year-old FBI chief
now winding up his 35th year of
continuous public service, would
not discuss his future plans. But
informed sources said he has no
present intention of retiring and
will stay on the job if asked to do
Ike And Dewey
Hill Confer
(HP) White House Writer)
’ AUGUSTA, Ga. (IP) President
elect Dwight D. Eisenhower will
confer here Friday with Gov.
Thomas E, Dewey of New York
about his forthcoming trip to Ko
rea and what the Eisenhower staft
described as "other policy matters."
Whther these “other policy mat
ters’ involved a Cabinet post for
the-Hew» yeah governor. Eisenhow
er's representatives here declined
to say.
James Hagerty, press secretary,
also told reporters that Eisenhower
Would see Sen. Robert A. Taft
(R-O), efore leaving for Korea if
the senator desires such a meeting;
but that no date had been set.
Taft probably will see Eisen
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1953 DeSoto
Prices Cut
DETROIT IIP) DeSoto division
of Chrysler Corp. today announced
prices of 1953 DeSotos, down as
mlch at sll on eight-cylinder mo
dels and up as much as s3l on
six-cylinder models.
The new DeSotos go on display
Thursday In dealer showrooms
across the nation. (The new De-
Soto will be shown In Dunn by
W. Sc S. Motor Co.)
The biggest price cuts are in
the “Firedome V-8” convertible and
station wagon, down sll from last
year to $2,945 and $3,125 respec
All “Powermaster six” models
are up s3l except the “Sportsman.”
up S2O to $2,582. Six-cylinder mod
els actually carry smaller re-foe
tags than last year but do not In
clude the sl2l semi-automatic shift
which was standard equipment in
Dodge Arrives
To Represent
Ike At Meeting
sident-elect Dwight D. Eisen
hower’s advance financial
scout, Joseph M. Dodge, ar
rived today to "look, listen,
and find out what I can” a
bout President Truman’s
plans for the fiscal 1954 bud
Dodge, a Michigan banker, told
reporters he has "no program of
focusing” on any particular feature
of the government spending pro
gram, but said he will “see what
I can, hear what I can, wherever
I can."
He said it would be “unwise”
to comment on preliminary reports
that President Truman will send
an economy-minded 83rd congress
an $85,000,000,000 budget next Jan
i “It is not my function to concur
or disagree with any . administra
| tion proposals regarding the new
budget.” Dodge said. "The fact
I do, or do not, agree with them
i is not to be construed as approval
\ or disapproval.” ,
I He said Eisenhower had given
j him no specific instructions on
what to look for in the budget
plans being drafted by the Truman
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Kerr To Speak
To Educo Club
j The Harnett County Educo Club
will! present as its featured speaker
I ok NoVr 18 at B:SF
I at Angier school, L. Chevis Kerr,
Sr. of Clinton.
Kerr, who is well known Clinton
businessman, is a member of the
school board in his local com
munity and an officer of the North
School Board Association. He has
had wide experience in the direc
tion of various athletic programs
and will use as his topic, “Sports
The dinner meeting, customary
held on Monday night, has been
changed to Tuesday to avoid a con
flict with the last of a series of
reading classes being conducted
weekly at Lillington for six weeks.
R. G. Banks, principal of the
Angier school will be host to the
Educo Club meeting. David Poe of
Benhaven is the club president and
C. H. Heed is the secretary.
Rita's Dances Too
Hot For Proiector
Rita Hayworth’s dances in her
latest movie were too torrid for
projection machines in Korea.
Daring one showing at a 23rd
Regiment unit recently a pro
jection lamp blew out. The next
night, at another battalion, a tube
went out during the same dance
Erwin Church Group
Plans Big Bazaar
For the past year an energetic group of ladies in Dunn
and Erwin have been busy with needlework and similar
handicrafts in preparation for the annual bazaar, spon
sored by the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Stephen’s Episco
pal Church in Erwin. <
The results of their labors will
be presented when the annual
event opens Friday afternoon at
the Parish House in Erwin. Thare
will be a large variety of items,
some novel and original, with none
of these priced at more than two
Mrs. J. R. Young of Duhn Is presi
WASHINGTON (IP) Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chair*
man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said today the free world
must listen with suspicion to the Russians’ “siren song”
of peace “until they prove their sincerity.”
AUGUSTA, Ga. (IP) A subcontractor at the huge Sa
vannah River atomic project considered today ft union
proposal for a truce in the plant’s first serious labor trou
ble, which caused a shutdown of all constructioh work
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (IP) Air Secretary Dramas K.
tCenUnwed On Tow
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PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH LEADERS Shown are the members of the General Board
of Administration of the Pentecostal Holiness Church who are meeting at Falcon. Pictured are, front
row .left to right; R. L. Rex, Memphis, Home Missions; W. W. Carter, Roanoke. Va„ Executive Board;
Oscar Moore, Shawnee, Oklahoma, General Secretary; Bishop J. A. Syrian, Memphis. Tenn., Chair
man; Bishop T. A. Melton, Memphis, Tenn., Vice-Chairman; H. T. Spence, Memphis, Tenn., General
Treasurer; and W. Eddie Morris, Conference Superintendant. Back row, left to right; G. A. Byers,
Superintehdant of the California Conference and member of the Board of Foreign Missions; W. G.
Drum, Franklin Springs, Ga., President of Emmanuel College; W. H. Turner, Asheville, Executive-
Secretary, Board of Foreign Missions and editor of the Pentecostal Pulpit; C. H. Williams, Oklahoma •
City, Oklahoma, Dean of Southwest Pentecostal Holiness College and Secretary Board of Publications;
L. C. Synan, Hopewell, Va., member Board of Publications; W. J. Nash, Franklin Springs, Ga., Secre
tary-Treasurer Home Missions Board; R. O. Corbin, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, President Southwestern
Bible College and Secretary Board of Education; and T. O. Evans, Florence, S. C„ Superintendant of
the South Carolina Conference and Orphanage Director. (Daily Record photo by Louis Dearborn).
Church Board In Session
Meeting jointly with the
boards of Foreign Missions,
Orphanage. Education, Ho
me ftftoeions and -PUfl|icat- (
ions, the General BoarS or
Administration of the Pen
tecostal Holiness Church is
planning activities programs
for the coming year at Fal
With Bishop J. A. Synan of Mem
phis, Tenn., presiding, the meeting
opened yesterday, although many of
the items that were to be dis
cussed had been set up on Mon
day prior to the opening of the
full meeting.
Os particular interest to Fal
con is the discussion of plans to
replace the barns lost through the
recent fire at Falcon with more
modern buildings and to moder
nize the Falcon Orphanage. One
of the new buildings is nearing
The group is aiso making plans
for an expansion program in the
field of education, with particular
reference to the educational in
stitutions in which the church has
an interest.
The board is also making plans
for participation by its members
in the quadrennial conference of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church which
will be held in Memphis.
Missionaries whjb have served in
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dent of the auxiliary and Mrs. E.
H. Bost and Mrs. Fred Thomas of
Erwin are chairman and co-chair
man respectively of the bazaar
committee. Every member of the
organization aided in the work.
The group was divided Into morn
ing and night sewing circles, and
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Alger Hiss Parole\
Will Be Decided
LEWISBURG, Pa. (IP) Alger Hiss today waited his
turn among scores of federal prisoners to tell the chair
man of the U. S. Parole Board why he should be set free
after serving 20 months of a five year perjury term for de
nying he engaged in espionage for the Communists.
Dr. George C. Killinger arrived
at the Northeastern Federal Peni
tentiary Tuesday night to hear the
applications of about 130 prisoners
for parole, among them Hiss, the
former State Department official
who accompanied the late Presi
dent Roosevelt to Yalta and helped
establish the IJpited Nations.
He said Hiss’ turn to make his
personal bid for freedom would
come Thursday or Friday.
Negro Sentenced
In Leering Case
■ . YANCEYVILLE, N. C. (IP) Negro tenant farmer
Mack Ingram was given a six-month suspended road sen
tence and placed on five years good liehavior probation
today for assault by “leering” and walking after a pretty
white girl although he did not come closer to her than 60
In the first of Ingram’s three
trials on the charge, he was given
the maximum two-year jail sen
Defense attorneys planned an
immediate appeal to the State Sup
erior Court. Appeal papers were
being drawn and a S2OO appeal bond
posted in addition to a $2 000 ap
oea ranee bond as a condition of
the suspended sentence.
An all-white, all-male jury took
only 58 minutes yesterday to con
vict Ingram, 54, father of nine
children, of simple assault under
a law which provides that actual
physical contact has no bearing on
! assault.
| Judge Frank M. Armstrong, who
! passed sentence this morning, had
I charged the jury that “if by threats
land a display of force, one causes
another to apprehend danger . . .
to abandon his course or to do
lillington High School juniors
are busy with nightly rehearsals
for the annual class play to be
presented on Friday, November 21,
in the high school auditorium.”
“Love Is Too Much Trouble” is the
title of the three-act comedy. All
funds realized from the play will
go toward staging the annual
junior-senior banquet Mrs. T. D.
O’Quinn and Mias Belle Hockaday.
faculty sponsors are coaching the
l Hiss, who was 48 years old Tues
• | day, will be eligible for parole Nov.
) I 21—the one-third mark of his two
; j concurrent five-year sentences for
) ! swearing falsely before a federal
I i grand jury.
I | Hiss was convicted in January,
, 1350 of cnarges that he lied under
i | oath to the grand jury when he
I j denied passing confidential govern
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i other than he would have done
I that constitutes assault.
| “Assault does not have to *be a
j case of physical contact ... If by
I other means, such as looking at a
person in a leering manner, or
| watching and then following one
J causes another to become frighten
|ed and run, then he is guilty of
| Prosecutor ’W. B. Horton told the
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Morehead Nominees
Picked In Harnett
John Matthews Arnold, Route 2,
Fuquay Springs, N. C. of Lafayette
High School, and Walter Houston
Jernigan of Dunn High School.
Dunn, N. C. have been selected by
the John M. Morehead Foundation
Committee for Harnett County as
the two nominees from Harnett
County; and these two nominees
have been certified by the Com
mittee to the John M. Morehead
Foundation for the scholarship a
wards to be made to the gifted and
outstanding 1953 High School grad
uates of the State of North Caro
The Harnett County John M.
Morehead Foundation committee
Daily Record
Gets Results
NO. 241
Reportedly Mad
Because Liquor
Stills Reported
Roy Cameron, 25-year-old
farmer, went on trial in Har
nett Superior Court this
morning tor allegedly burn
ing the house trailer of J. C.
(Cal) Thomas, a neighbor
who lives across the high
way from the Boone Trail
District Solicitor Jack Hooks
sent four witnesses to the stan3
today in an effort to grove the
State’s contention that Cameron,
angered because he believed Thom
as reported his whiskey still, set
fire to his trailer.
Cameron was brought into court
from the county roads, where he
is serving a sentence for operation
of a large whiskey still in his
kitchen. He was convicted in June
and started his term October 1.
The defendant entered a plea of
not guilty. He is defended by State
Senator J. R. Young and Archie
Thomas was the first witness and
told how his home was burned on
May 25th. He said he found his
house trailer burned upon returning
from a trip to Durham.
The house was burned on one
side, the glasses cracked and a
path of fire leading several hundred
feet to the home of a Negro, Hu
bert Cameron. Nothing inside the
house was burned.
He said he followed the path of
the fire and found an empty five
gallon gas can.
Neighbors had extinguished the
One of the most damaging wit
nesses was Hubert Cameron, who
testified that he lived . across the
highway from*. Roy Cameron aAd
near the Thomas trailer.
The Negro swore that on the
morning before the fire, Mrs. Cam
eron called him to her house. He
said he went into the bedroom and
found Cameron sitting on the side
of the bed.
“I’ll give you $25 if you’ll set
Cal Thomas' house on fire,” the
Negro quoted him as saying.
The Negro said he told Cameron,
who was drinking, that he did not
want to to so. He said Cameron
told him that Thomas had caused
him to lose several hundred dollars
by reporting the whiskey still and
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driver Charged
n Bus Wreck :
An automobile collided with a
school bus from Ridgway School
about 4:30 o’clock Tuesday after
noon on a rural road between
Swann’s Station and Broadway,
but the driver and children escaped
without injuries.
Patrolman R. B. Leonard, who
investigated, said that Elbert Yar
borough, the bus driver who lives
on Jonesboro Heights, Route 6. told
him the bus had stopped and dis
charged passengers when a 194 S
Plymouth attempted to pass from
i the rear of the bus. cut right ana
hit the left front of the school bus.
b Tlte officer said the driver of
the car was James Ellison McNeill,
Negro, of Jonesboro Heights, Route
6. Damages to the bus were slight
and the car damage was estimated
at SSO. >
McNeill faces charges of care
less and reckless driving, failing
to stop for a school bus and in
sufficient brakes.
The patrolman said aH children -
leaving the bus were headed for tts '
right side of the roafd and nobody
was injured. ,
has been working on the selection II
of the nominees from HarnCtt \
County for two months, and con* '•
eluded its work this week after a fl
personal interview was had with J
each of the five candidate* who
had been previously certified hj 3
their resepetive High School Com- 7|9
mltte to the Harnett County Be
lection Committee. : 3
Prior to the conference held with
each candidate the Harnett County i
Selection Committee had been for* * J
nished with a detailed school life
record of the recommended cate* j
didates, which record inducted hot .j
only the scholastic standing M th, J
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